PICTURES: Model air show draws big crowd

PUBLISHED: 21:00 06 July 2018

Steve Carr with his 65% scale model of a DRI Foker as used by the Red Baron during WWI.

Steve Carr with his 65% scale model of a DRI Foker as used by the Red Baron during WWI.

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A week on from Weston’s festival, eyes were again cast skywards as a model air show drew a large crowd of people to Yatton at the weekend.

George Shone with his Red Arrow Hawks.George Shone with his Red Arrow Hawks.

The Claverham Drove airfield once again played host to Woodspring Wings’s model aircraft festival and thousands of people enjoyed the displays on Saturday and Sunday.

Model plane enthusiasts brought their aircrafts to take part in the event, which was blessed with sunny weather.

Arguably the highlight of the festival came on Sunday afternoon.

Organisers managed to arrange for a Lancaster Bomber to fly overhead which certainly turned a few heads.

Adam Johnson with his Wellington Bomber.Adam Johnson with his Wellington Bomber.

As well as the model plane displays, a number of stalls were set up selling food and drinks – the latter was especially welcome given the warm temperatures.

Woodspring’s air festival has grown hugely since its inaugural event in 1989 and is now the biggest of its kind in the South West.

Pilots showing off their skills with some low level flying.Pilots showing off their skills with some low level flying.

Pilots showing off their skills with some low level flying.Pilots showing off their skills with some low level flying.

Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display and open day.Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display and open day.

Flight Line Director Steve Holland with his fifth scale model of a Lancaster.Flight Line Director Steve Holland with his fifth scale model of a Lancaster.

Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.

Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.

Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.

Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display and open day.Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display and open day.

Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.Woodspring Wings model aircraft flying display. Flyover from a Lancaster bomber.

Richard Vale with his model ASK-18 glider.Richard Vale with his model ASK-18 glider.

Steve Holland with his model Bronco DV10.Steve Holland with his model Bronco DV10.


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